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    Default My discus are pacifist - need shrimp eater

    I have had Wilds in think bread discus in the past that would eat anything living. Expensive Cardinal tetras, earthworms, mosquito larvae, brine shrimp, feeder Guppies... but my current crew is way too nice. I actually saw page shrimp swim into my largest discus mouth and The discus acted like the shrimp was there just to clean his teeth. Now I have cherry shrimp population explosion! My lemon tetras and banjo cats are no help either! I have been wary to buy any Raphael catfish but tempted! Each weekend I met out at least 40 or 50. And that doesn't even do a dent. Definitely would love to hear any suggestions! Beware that it is a planted along with a lot of driftwood 150 gallon tank!
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    Default Re: My discus are pacifist - need shrimp eater

    It is just a matter of time. I had hundreds of cherry shirmps living peacefully with discus and one file day my discus figured that it was food. Within few days all shrimps were gone.
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    Default Re: My discus are pacifist - need shrimp eater

    I would go with female bettas. They usually go for the shrimp like it's Christmas presents opening time plus, from experience, they are good discus tank mates. You should have Your shrimp under control in no time, also from experience

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    Default Re: My discus are pacifist - need shrimp eater

    you could always sell the cherries for extra dough
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    Default Re: My discus are pacifist - need shrimp eater

    Hope you're right angrybird!

    Marta, I love that idea

    Jacklyn, if you're ever in chucktown then I'll give you plenty!
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    Default Re: My discus are pacifist - need shrimp eater

    Your 'current crew' needs motivation. Cut way back on the regular feedings & allow the natural predatory cichlid instincts to kick in. Once they are hungry they will start to forage for food & those shrimp that are presently ignored will suddenly look mighty tasty. I still have shrimp in my sig but truthfully they never last long lol lol! "T"
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    Default Re: My discus are pacifist - need shrimp eater

    Let me know if you want to sell cherry shrimp cheap.

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    Default Re: My discus are pacifist - need shrimp eater

    Thanks Tony!

    Jack, just pay shipping boss. I'll load you up. I've never done shipping before though.
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    Default Re: My discus are pacifist - need shrimp eater

    Quote Originally Posted by pastry View Post
    Thanks Tony!

    Jack, just pay shipping boss. I'll load you up. I've never done shipping before though.
    dohhhhhh. awesome, that was the price i was looking for, however i just ordered some as you got me thinking about them again. next time i'll PM you : )

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    Default Re: My discus are pacifist - need shrimp eater

    Anytime Jack
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